Sadie Bass is an associate producer at Newsweek and The Daily Beast.

In 1980, lower Manhattan was a crumbling den of grit and crime. Thirty years later, how much has it changed? Brian Rose, author of ‘Time and Space on the Lower East Side,’ captured the streets through the lens of his camera, finding remarkable comparisons between the city’s past and present.

Emma Straub, author of the upcoming novel ‘Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures,’ headed to Penguin’s Book Expo America party at the Algonquin Hotel to ask the pressing questions—think ‘50 Shades of Grey’ and just what literature our politicians should be reading.

If Stephen Colbert were on the ballot, would you give him your vote? The Daily Beast chatted with voters at the 'Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-Olina Primary Rally rally,' who gave some serious — and not so serious — reasons why they'd choose Colbert for president.

When all is said and done, it's actual voting that decides a primary winner. John Avlon talked with voters in South Carolina to see who they want to win the GOP nomination.

It's judgement day in South Carolina and the primary win is up for grabs. Can Gingrich pull off a last-minute upset? Or will Romney, Paul or Santorum deliver a victory speech instead? John Avlon goes behind the spin in Charleston.

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, Rick Santorum's final event was surprisingly endearing. So what made this occasion devoid of any typical political buffoonery? The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky reports from the field in Charleston.

What's the local take on the South Carolina race? Former Republican State Senator John Kuhn spoke to John Avlon about why he's throwing his full support behind 'revolutionary candidate' Ron Paul.

The CNN debate started off with a bang and only got better from there. From the explosive exchange about Newt's ex-wife to Santorum's attack on Romneycare, John Avlon goes behind the spin reporting from the field in South Carolina.